| Mar 10, 2014 |
Competition represents worldwide conversation on design
Boh staff
By Staff

From a breadth of submissions representing a variety of design disciplines, the winners of the 41st annual International Interior Design Association (IIDA)’s Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Will Ching Design Competition have been chosen and will be honored at the Ritz Carlton Chicago on June 8 during NeoCon.

“These two competitions consistently demonstrate the innovation and dynamism reflected in the industry, and in the worldwide conversation on design,” said Executive VP and CEO of the IIDA Cheryl S. Durst. “As the IIDA celebrates its 20th anniversary of elevating the design profession, we are pleased to honor these entries that so vigorously uphold the standards that IIDA supports.”

The annual Interior Design Competition celebrates outstanding, innovative interior design/interior architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces, while the Will Ching Design Competition honors and celebrates originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with five or fewer employees.

The winners of the Interior Design Competition are as follows:

Project: Spa in Mallorca, Porto Cristo, Spain; Firm: A2 arquitectos, Madrid, Spain

Project: One One One Eagle Street Lobby Fitout, Brisbane, Australia; Firm: Cox Rayner Architects, Brisbane, Australia

Project: M Building, Beverly Hills; Firm: Gensler, Los Angeles

Project: Cornell Community Centre and Library; Firm: Perkins+Will, Toronto

Project: yoo Residence II, Hong Kong; Firm: Steve Leung Designers, Ltd., Hong Kong

Project: Refinery Hotel, New York City; Firm: Stonehill & Taylor Architects, New York City

The winner of the Will Ching Design Competition is:

Project: Coffee Bar Kearny, San Francisco; Firm: jones | haydu, San Francisco

Jurors for both competitions included Ed Bakos, managing director, Champalimaud; Ray Eshcheid, affiliate IIDA and senior VP of store design and merchandising, Bank of America Corporation; Alessandro Munge, IIDA and principal and managing partner, Munge Leung; and David Darling, IIDA and founding partner of Aidlin Darling Designs.

“As a jury, we were genuinely inspired by the diversity and impressive international scope of the projects entered,” said Darling. “We observed many trends and common motifs. In our search for identifying design excellence, the winning projects either took these trends to a new level or charted completely new territory.”

The IIDA will announce the winner for overall Best of Competition at the celebration on June 8.

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